New Hampshire Newspaper: What Is Cain Afraid Of?

The New Hampshire Union Leader has a new editorial criticizing Herman Cain, for his campaign’s refusal to have him interviewed by the newspaper with a C-SPAN camera present:

Cain continues to do television and radio. He’s not afraid of being recorded. He just doesn’t want to be recorded while newspaper journalists are interviewing him. We are hardly offended by that decision, as some might think. On the contrary, we’ll take it as a compliment.

The difference between television and newspaper interviews is not that cameras are present, but that newspaper interviews tend to be longer and more in depth. The Cain campaign knows this. It seems that Cain is fine with everyone seeing him give short, prepared answers, but not with everyone seeing him try to answer questions in which he has more than 30 or 60 seconds to respond. He would do well to rethink that decision, for it gives the impression that he’s got something to hide.

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